Joint Reconstruction and Preservation  Fellowship

The fellowship includes diagnosis, evaluation and management of degenerative, rheumatoid and post-traumatic arthritis of the hip and knee, a high volume of revision hip and knee arthroplasty, as well as the treatment of young adult hip and knee disorders with resurfacing, osteotomies and arthroscopy (2,500 surgeries per year). The fellowship includes a large number of joint reconstruction for skeletal dysplasias.

Meet Our Faculty

Brad Penenberg, MD
Program Director
Guy D. Paiement, MD
Program Director
Daniel C. Allison, MD
Earl Brien, MD
Joseph Isaacson, MD
Robert Klapper, MD
Andrew Spitzer, MD
Sean Rajaee, MD

Michael Nzeogu, MD

Residency: Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine 


Brian Mayeda, MD

Current Position: Private Practice, Seattle, WA
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine 

Paul Yang, MD

Current Position:
Private Practice, Covina, CA
Residency: UCLA Medical Center
Medical School: University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine 

Training and Curriculum

The surgical schedule averages approximately 40 major procedures weekly. The emphasis of the fellowship is on revision hip and knee arthroplasty, which comprises about 50% of the clinical exposure. Fellows will receive hands-on training in the management of significant bone defects, infected arthroplasty, dysplasias and periprosthetic  fractures and post-oncological joint resections. The fellow is responsible for preparing and leading a weekly templating conference. It is expected the fellow will undertake at least one major clinical research project during the year for presentation at a national meeting and subsequent publication. The fellowship comprises a vast opportunity for orthopaedic research including long term clinical outcome and database studies, initiation of randomized trials, use of advanced imaging modalities for wear measurements and component positioning, biomechanical and retrieval studies, and hip and knee simulator studies. 

Application Information

Interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • USMLE scores (steps 1, 2 and 3)
  • 3 letters of recommendation, to include letter from program director and/or chair
  • Letter of good standing from Residency Program Director
Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or wish to learn more about Joint Reconstruction and Preservation Fellowship Program at Cedars-Sinai, contact our Academic Program Coordinator, Stacey Wilson.